[OT] Blowing my mind about Linux

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Fri May 11 13:02:44 CDT 2012


I love my morning cup of RICHMOND. Please don't ever change!!!

sqb

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> Richmond, I suggest altering the particular alcoholic beverage you've been
> imbibing. ;-)
>
> Bob
>
>
> On May 11, 2012, at 10:22 AM, Richmond wrote:
>
> > I have finally worked out why I think thinking people (!)
> > prefer Mac OS or Windows:
> >
> > For the very same reason why buckets of people want to
> > go back to the Communist state here in Bulgaria.
> >
> > Linux involves a vast number of choices:
> >
> > 1. Choices about Desktop environment; WIMP, HUD,
> Nix-but-contextual-menus, Freaky, and so on.
> >
> > 2. Choices about how to access programs: Panels, AWN, Cairo Dock, etc.,
> etc.,
> >
> > 3. Phil Lewer, Jan Brewer, Harry Hawkins, Hugh Davy   Philly Whitpot,
> George Pausley, Dick Wilson, Tom Cobbley and all.
> >
> > And, for why do I find Linux delectable; mayhap because many years syne
> (well 36 to be exact), I ate a delicious plate
> > of rice-pudding in Widdecombe after 24 hours out on the tors of
> Dartmoor. And, possibly the saddest thing of all, is that I suspect
> > very few in the computer programming fraternity/sorority will even
> understand the connexion between those remarks and point 3.
> >
> > -----------------------------------------------
> >
> > 3 weeks ago I was standing in a shed with 2 lambs under my arms feeding
> them from bottles (at Horton-in-Ribblesdale), and some
> > wag (isn't there always one?) said to me "Why are you doing that?", to
> which I replied "I care!" (frankly, the farmer had had about
> > 105 Spring lambs; and he had dug them out of the snowdrifts; of which 50
> of them had been saved by sheltering under their dead mothers' carcases),
> to which, said wag had remarked "I thought you said you were a teacher and
> a computer programmer." at which point I turned to the lambs and saw that
> they were comfortable and full of milk. The fellow was an idiot.
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------
> >
> > The vast majority of people do NOT want choices; they want comfortable
> predictableness.......
> >
> > However, awkward s*ds like me, believe that that is exactly what meant
> that the Jews and so on, walked obediently into the
> > gas ovens of Nazi Germany.
> >
> > Of course comparing the Virus-Hell of the most popular family of
> computer operating systems on the planet
> > with the Nazi holocaust elevates the former to a place it should not
> enjoy, and degrades the latter to a position
> > which diminishes it significance in a way which is hugely dangerous.
> >
> > -----------------------------
> >
> > While Linux may NOT turn everybody on Ding-an-Sich.....
> >
> > It is worth recalling what happened in Britain when, quite suddenly, the
> Archimedes computer (running RISC OS)
> > cut its own throat by getting into bed with Apple (remember the Xemplar
> episode?), and everything changed, and
> > those teachers who could not transition very quickly from RISC OS to
> Windows 95 were in the sh*t.
> >
> > --------------------------
> >
> > What has this got to do with Runtime Revolution Livecode?
> >
> > Quite a lot.
> >
> > 1. The world does not change smoothly, nor predictably.
> >
> > 2. Richard Gaskin's recent posting anent Linux could not be more
> apposite.
> >
> > 3. RunRev made a big mistake when it stopped releasing engines to allow
> standalone builds for any systems apart from
> > Mac, Windows and Linux.
> >
> > --------------------------
> >
> > Friday night rant as usual is for free. Love, Richmond.
> >
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